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July 14, 2019

The LPA PAGASA is monitoring is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility tonight or early Monday. 

The state weather bureau says the LPA can possibly develop into a tropical cyclone by Tuesday but it is not seen to make landfall.

It is located at 1,345 km east of Visayas as of 3 a.m. today.

July 1, 2019

PAGASA says it expects two to three tropical cyclones to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in July.

The state weather bureau says there are four usual tracks of tropical cyclones in this month. First, it makes landfall and passes through southern Luzon. Second, it makes landfall and passes through northern Luzon. Third, it passes through extreme northern Luzon. And fourth, it won't make landfall and will "recurve" until it exits PAR.

PHOTO: A group of friends wades through a flooded portion of Araneta Avenue following heavy rain dawn of June 25, 2019. The STAR/Michael Varcas

June 28, 2019

There is a possibility that the LPA east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar PAGASA is monitoring will intensify into a tropical cyclone in the next few days.

The LPA entered the Philippine area of responsibility at around 9 p.m. on Thursday.

It was last located at 960 km east of Guiuan as of 3 a.m.

June 27, 2019

PAGASA is monitoring a new LPA  that is still outside the Philippine area of responsibility east of Mindanao as Tropical Depression Dodong exited the country's jurisdiction and is headed toward Japan.

The LPA was last located at 1,295 km east of Mindanao at 3 a.m. today.

Since the LPA is still hovering over the sea there is a possibility that it may develop into a tropical cyclone but PAGASA says their data shows otherwise. The LPA is forecast to enter PAR on Friday or Saturday.

June 25, 2019

The LPA PAGASA is monitoring is still seen to develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.

It is not expected to make landfall.

It was last spotted at 580 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan at 3 a.m. today. 

June 24, 2019

PAGASA says the LPA located at 760 km east of Casiguran, Aurora at 10 a.m. today may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours.

In case the LPA develops into a tropical depression while inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it will be named "Dodong."

June 24, 2019

PAGASA says the LPA inside the Philippine area of responsibility it is monitoring is not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours. 

The LPA is affecting a large portion of Luzon as well as parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.

It was last spotted at 595 km north-east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar at 3 a.m. on Monday, June 24.

June 21, 2019

A low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility may possibly develop into a tropical cyclone but is not expected to make landfall, PAGASA says.

The weather disturbance is seen to bring rains in Bicol by Sunday and Monday.

It was last spotted at 1,300 km east of Mindanao as of 3 a.m. Friday.

June 14, 2019

PAGASA says in an alert issued at 6:11 a.m. that heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds are expected over Metro Manila, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan within the next one to two hours. 

 

 

June 3, 2019

Even as the capital sweats under temperatures as high as 36°C, a resident of Quezon City recorded hail falling in Tandang Sora, a barangay in the city's 6th legislative district.

Facebook user Rafael Antonio Dulce said the the hail was the size of marbles.

Pagasa says on its website that hail is ice from a severe thunderstorm. It forms when it is hot and water evaporates. That vapor can freeze and eventually fall to the ground.

Hail can fall at speeds of more than 100 kph, Pagasa also says.

After a similar hailstorm in Atok, Benguet in the middle of the dry season in 2018, weather observer Winston Lucando said the phenomenon is rare but high temperatures make it more likely.

"Gawa nung itong mainit, summer na tayo. Ngayon ang evaporation sa may Atok, may namuong cumulonimbus sa atmosphere dahil sa intense ng lamig na-freeze yung cumulonimbus, (It's because of the hot temperature. Now due to evaporation, a cumulonimbus cloud was formed in the atmosphere in Atok. Then, because of the intense cold in that area, the cumulonimbus froze producing hail)," Lucano told Philstar.com in a phone interview last year.

May 9, 2019

PAGASA says the downpour that affected Metro Manila yesterday is a "premonition" that the rainy season is looming. 

"Ito ay isang kung baga sa ano ay premonition of a parang palatandaan na papalapit na iyong tag-ulan. Expected na halos araw-araw may mga ulan na sa hapon at gabi," PAGASA weather forecaster Robert Sawi says in an interview over DZMM.

The state weather bureau explains that the heavy rains yesterday were due to a frontal system enhanced by the two low pressure areas near Luzon. A frontal system is where warm and cold air masses interact.

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